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 –Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO), the only continental scale Farmers’ platform in the world, is the voice of over eighty million Family African Farmers, integrated into over 70 national organizations, unions, federations, cooperatives, associations, etc., united in five regional networks operating at the heart of African agriculture.

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) is the apex of all Farmers Commodity Associations, Cooperatives and other bodies involved in Agriculture and Agro-Allied matters in Nigeria.

The Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) aims to commercialize the developing agricultural sector and facilitate the meaningful participation of black individuals within the mainstream commercial agribusiness sector, while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the agricultural sector in South Africa.

Nigerian Association Of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) is a voluntary, non-governmental and professional association for agricultural economists in the country and aims to foster the growth and development of the agricultural sector.

Agri SA is the biggest federation of agricultural organisations in South Africa established in 1904 as the South African Agricultural Union and consists of provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members.

Nigerian Organic Agriculture Network (NOAN), a non-governmental organization that serves as an umbrella body for scientists, farmers, processors, exporters, individuals, Institutions, NGOs and organizations involve in organic agriculture in Nigeria.


Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has the mandate to ensure food security in crop, livestock and fisheries, stimulate agricultural employment and services, promote the production and supply of raw materials to agro industries, provide markets for the products of the industrial sector, generate foreign exchange and aid rural socio-economic development”


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD) is an international financial institution and specialized United Nations agency based in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub. Since 1978, we have provided US$23.2 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached an estimated 518 million people.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution
that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger,
malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation.

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is dedicated to abolishing poverty and hunger among people and populations that depend on rice-based agri-food systems.

–  The International Water Management Institute is a non-profit international water management research organisation under the CGIAR with its headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and offices across Africa and Asia.

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an international organization focused on non-profit agricultural research and training that empowers farmers through science and innovation to nourish the world in the midst of a climate crisis.

ICARDA is an international organization that for over four decades undertakes research-for-development to provide innovative, science-based agricultural solutions that improve the livelihoods resilience of rural dryland communities. Our non-profit solutions based on field-proven science are widely adopted across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The International Food Policy Research Institute is an international agricultural research center founded in the early 1970s to improve the understanding of national agricultural and food policies to promote the adoption of innovations in agricultural technology.

World Agroforestry is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and founded in 1978 as “International Council for Research in Agroforestry”. The centre specializes in the sustainable management, protection and regulation of tropical rainforest and natural reserves.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is an international agricultural research institute within the CGIAR – formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research.

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international organization which conducts agricultural research for rural development, headquartered in Patancheru with several regional centers

The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) is the world’s leading independent organization of horticultural scientists.

CGIAR is a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in research about food security. CGIAR research aims to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainable management of natural resources.

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